Join your hosts Nick Keene and Zach Haire fireside as they discuss the things you need to know as you or your parents begin to live out your golden years. With over 50 combined years in the senior market across the country, Nick and Zach are experts in the senior market and are here to help you live a healthy, full life.
This show's focus is on providing information on Medicare and products that most people won’t take time to explain. They dive into the hard questions and explain things in an easy to understand way. They also have guests on that work in different areas of health and wellness that will be able to give insight and address ways for you to stay healthy.
Season 1 Recap: Everything You Need to Know About Medicare
In the first season of Seniors Living Healthy, hosts Nick Keene and Zach Haire walked listeners through the ins and outs of Medicare, including who qualifies, what’s covered and what isn’t by different plans, how to fill gaps in Medicare coverage, and more. In this episode, the hosts provide a quick recap of everything they’ve talked about during the first season while also giving a preview of what listeners can expect in the podcast’s second season.
In this episode, Nick and Zach also talk about the difference between Medicare supplements and Medicare Advantage plans, how there’s pros and cons to each option and how you can determine which is best for you, the differences between HMOs and PPOs, how when you near retirement you move from putting money away and taking care of that to having your money take care of you, why you may want to enlist the services of a financial advisor to determine things like when you should take Social Security payments, and more.
Covering the Medicare Gap with Medicare Supplements
While Medicare plays an essential role in seniors’ health care, it doesn’t cover everything. To fill in the gaps, beneficiaries have a couple of options—including Medicare Advantage plans, which were covered on the previous episode of this podcast, and Medicare Supplement plans, which are the focus of this installment.
In the fifth episode of Seniors Living Healthy, hosts Nick Keene and Zach Haire are joined by Danny Haire from Financial Services, Inc., who has more than 40 years of experience in the world of Medicare and Medicare Supplements. Together, the trio talks about how Medicare Supplements can help seniors get coverage for the things that Medicare doesn’t cover, why Medicare Supplements plans might be preferable to Medicare Advantage plans, how Danny has seen Medicare evolve over four decades, and more.
Everything You Need to Know about Medicare Advantage Plans (Medicare Part C)
To get insurance for things Medicare typically doesn’t cover, many beneficiaries decide to purchase Medicare Advantage plans, which supplement regular Medicare plans by providing additional coverage for things like vision, dental, and hearing. While Medicare Advantage plans can help seniors lower their healthcare costs, it can be difficult to choose the right plan for your unique needs.
In the fourth installment of Seniors Living Healthy, hosts Nick Keene and Zach Haire examine the ins and outs of Medicare Part C, also known as Medicare Advantage plans. Have a listen to learn more about the various types of Medicare Advantage plans are available, why seniors decide to buy them in the first place, some considerations to keep in mind as you begin shopping for a Medicare Advantage plan that’s right for you, why it’s important to reexamine your options every Annual Enrollment Period, and more.
Everything You Need to Know about Medicare Part D
Medicare Part D is the portion of Medicare that covers prescription drugs. Unfortunately, there are only certain periods throughout the year when patients can update their coverage options: when they first enroll and during the annual enrollment period. Since nobody can predict the future, this can create quite the challenge for people who need new prescriptions during the year.
In the third episode of Seniors Living Healthy, hosts Nick Keene and Zach Haire take a deep dive into the world of Medicare Part D, exploring everything you need to know about the program’s prescription drug coverage. Have a listen to learn what it’s like to enroll in Medicare Part D, why you should sign up for a national drug chain if you’re enrolling in Part D coverage, what the Medicare doughnut hole is, the most you can expect to spend out-of-pocket on Part D, what to do if you’re prescribed a drug that’s not part of your Part D coverage, and more.
Medicare You Choose … Sort Of (Medicare Part B)
When we reach retirement age, everything we’ve learned about health insurance goes out the window and we’re finally eligible for Medicare benefits. Unfortunately, Medicare isn’t necessarily known as a straightforward health insurance product, and many people are confused about the ins and outs of Medicare coverage.
In the second installment of the Seniors Living Healthy podcast, hosts Nick Keene and Zach Haire examine everything you need to know about Medicare Part B, including how much it costs, what it covers, and what it doesn’t cover. They also talk to a local chiropractor for tips on how seniors can stay healthy and discuss hospital indemnity plans, sharing real-world examples of how they’ve helped clients reduce their medical expenses—and even end up with more money in their pockets—using this insurance product.
Medicare You've Worked For (Part A of Medicare)
For the majority of our lives, many of us grow accustomed to relying on private health insurance we receive through our employers. Then, all of a sudden, we wake up one day at 65 and are forced to navigate the complicated web of Medicare.
In this inaugural episode of Seniors Living Healthy, hosts Nick Kean and Zach Hare take a deep dive into the world of Medicare Part A, exploring who qualifies, how much it costs, what coverage looks like, and more. They also speak with two physical therapists who provide tips on what seniors can do to stay healthy. Finally, Nick and Zach discuss how seniors can supplement their Medicare coverage to avoid potentially hefty bills down the road.
Very informative. I learned a lot about Medicare that I did not know. Great stuff!
Looking forward to this podcast!
I have been starting to want to learn more about Medicare, I’m looking forward to this podcast!